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1SOs End of the Year Hit List
« on: December 12, 2010, 08:01:51 PM »
2011 List

I usually watch about 100 films from the current year, but this year I've happily taken off to watch/rewatch some classics.  Hearing all the moaning about the lack of quality films in 2010, I do not regret my decision.

I have seen 29 films from 2010, and I plan to watch 21 more.  These are the films that I either want to see or that I feel I should see.  Putting the list here will act as a constant reminder.  I hope to complete this marathon by Feb. 2011.  If you do not see a popular favorite listed here, you can safely assume that I've already seen it (Inception, Social Network) or have no interest (Four Lions, Restrepo).

127 Hours
Animal Kingdom
The American
Another Year
Black Swan
Blue Valentine
Catfish

Cyrus
Enter The Void
The Fighter
Fish Tank
The Kids are All Right
Monsters
Mother
Never Let Me Go
Rabbit Hole
Red Riding Trilogy
The Secret In Their Eyes
The Town
Tron: Legacy
True Grit
The Way Back
Winters Bone

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Re: 1SOs 2010 Hit List
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2010, 09:16:35 PM »
No interest in Four Lions? Hmmm.
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Re: 1SOs 2010 Hit List
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 12:19:30 PM »
Everyone always decries that the year was a bad year for movies. They're usually wrong. Hope this marathon helps prove it. :)

Looking forward to hearing what you think about a couple of those (and need to see a few others myself).

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Re: 1SOs 2010 Hit List
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 02:07:10 PM »
127 Hours
Fishtank
Kids are All Right
Never Let Me Go
Rabbit Hole
Red Riding Trilogy
Winters Bone

All of these (holding out Rabbit Hole which I'm just assuming at this point) are great to exceptional. I feel like the people who say "this year was terrible for films" are often the same people who say more broadly that films aren't as good as they used to be. They are also often people who just haven't seen enough films this year. Considering how I feel about film pre-1990 vs. post-1990... Or more to the point, with films left to see I've already got at least three films from the year with a shot at my top-100.
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Re: 1SOs 2010 Hit List
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 02:09:10 PM »
Oh and 1SO, if you ever have 5 hours and 30 minutes to spare, or maybe three spaces of about 2 hours each, I highly recommend watching Carlos.
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Re: 1SOs 2010 Hit List
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010, 02:22:55 PM »
Oh and 1SO, if you ever have 5 hours and 30 minutes to spare, or maybe three spaces of about 2 hours each, I highly recommend watching Carlos.
I think I'll have my hands full just taking on Red Riding Trilogy.

True nuff. They're both excellent. I might say Carlos is better, though they both have better and worse areas.
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Re: 1SOs 2010 Hit List
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2010, 02:24:44 PM »
No Rare Exports??  How could you not be excited for that? 

Looking forward to your review of Mother.
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Re: 1SOs 2010 Hit List
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2010, 02:31:30 PM »
Wild Grass and I Am Love are both readily available on DVD and should be seen.

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Re: 1SOs 2010 Hit List
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2010, 10:45:53 PM »
You might add Marwencol.

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Re: 1SOs 2010 Hit List
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2010, 01:37:05 AM »
The Secret in Their Eyes

If not for this marathon I wouldn't bother to post at all.  I was really bored.  Never got absorbed into the story or characters.  This is nowhere near as good as the fairly entertaining Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.  The most interesting thing is the soccer game scene, a really impressive trick shot.
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